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Pain Management

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Pain Management

Pain Management

Pain Management

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As many as 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Treatment is possible, but doctors are staying away from the pain management field. We look at how a crackdown on prescription drug abuse is taking its toll on doctors and patients.

Guests:

John Burke
*Head of Drug Enforcement task force in Ohio
*Vice president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators

Dr. Norman Marcus
*Runs the Norman Marcus Pain Institute in New York City
*Former president of the American Academy of Pain Medication

Barry Meier
*Author, Pain Killer: A "Wonder Drug's Trail of Addiction and Death
*Reporter, The New York Times

Sandra Johnson
*Professor at St. Louis University Law School
*Director of the Mayday Project at the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics